Monday, September 29, 2008

Name that Subaru

It seems like everybody has a name for their car. Lucy's car is named BOB and Jeff's old car is named Hope, I have yet to find a good name for mine. I have tried naming my cars in the past but I kept forgetting what they were. Perhaps I am just not cut out to be a car naming person. The only object or thing I have named is Fred the Ficus.

So now I am putting this out into cyberspace for all to help me name my Subaru. To help you out a little,here is a list of assets my car has. My absolute favorite parts of the car are the butt warmers and the huge sunroof. My Forrester also as a ton of room, which came in handy this past weekend when Jeff needed help moving his HUGE TV from Seattle to Quincy. I also love that I can drive just about anywhere with it. (a lot of the hikes I like to do require a little "off roading")

So now that you have some of the specs on my car let me know if you can think of any names that will fit. Any ideas you guys have for a name would be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to hearing your suggestions.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nothing to report

I feel like a long time has past since I last updated my blog, so I thought I would fill you in on what is going on in my life. Here goes...nothing much. I have been busy reading a really great book about Wellington (as I mentioned in a previous blog), spending quality time with my friends seeing movies and going to dinner. I went for a walk around greenlake last night (which was lovely), and put in a small retaining wall in my back yard.
So as you can see, life has been fairly uneventful. Hopefully I will have something more exciting to report in my next blog.

Friday, September 12, 2008

A cute email that I received recently.

> 1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
> 2) When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your
> hair.
> 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back.
> They always catch the second person
> 4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
> 5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
> 6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
> 7) Never hold a dust-buster and a cat at the same time.
> 8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
> 9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
> 10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.
> 1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
> 2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
> 3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts
> 4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its
> ground.
> 5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
> 6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not
> the toy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Yesterday was the big Huskies game against BYU. I love dressing up in Husky gear and being surrounded by fellow fans. There is such a feeling of unity and camaraderie. I know that sounds weird, but I can't help it. I did not feel like there was any question as to where my loyalties ran as I grew up here in Washington (though not a native) and graduated from the UW. (It was kind of a no brainer) As we sat amongst the many BYU fans I started to wonder if by rooting for the Huskies I was denying my churchy side. Don't worry, it wasn't a life shattering, list the pros and cons moment, but I did feel slightly torn. I think that it was more difficult for Jeff to decided who he was going to root for because he graduated from BYU even though he was born and raised here in Washington. I was pretty certain that he had given into the heathen side when he purchased a Husky jersey at the store right before the game. Needless to say, my loyalties to my alma mater won through, and although we didn't win, we put up a good fight.
Above are a few of the pictures that I took to commemorate this splendid day.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Night at The Theatre

Last Saturday night I went to go see Shrek the musical with my friends Marly and Lucy. I was really impressed with the way that they were able to bring to life the animated characters found in the movie. I think the Lord Farquaad was my favorite character in the play. He was SO funny! The poor actor spent the entire evening on his knees (he had fake legs attatched to his outfit). Any time he would walk accross the stage the audience would erupt in laughter. I also thought the way they created the dragon was clever. They had women dressed in scale like dresses, that, when standing still, looked exactly like a tale. While the songs themselves were pretty good, I have to say they were...forgetable. I would still highly reccomend that people go to see it though. We laughed a lot and the set was amazing. All in all it was a great night at the theater.

Monday, September 1, 2008


If you are a reader of Jeff's blog, then you will already know all about our latest camping/hiking trip. Here are just a few more pictures from our trek. I think this is up there with one of my favorite hikes. It was fascinating learning about a time when life was about industry and innovation. We scoured the sides of the trails looking for evidence of the small town that used to exists there. We found some old foundations and made an attempt to identify what it could have been. (we think it was the old bunk house)

The sad part of the story is the fact that so many people died due to an avalanche. It was a little eerie knowing that we were walking on a path where such a tragedy happened. We had hiked down to Scenic to check out the Caboose that they have there and ran into a couple of older men whom we happened to meet at the start of our hike. The cool thing is; Jeff decided to stop and look at the sign in log to see where people were from. What we found was one signature that said grandson of Sid Jones from the Wellington disaster. I am convinced that the grandson was one of the two men that we kept running into. When Jeff went home he checked to see if Sid Jones had been one of the many who perished back in 1910. I was hoping he would have been one of the people who survived but unfortunately he wasn't that lucky.

Okay, enough of the history lesson. If you are interested in learning more about Wellington there is a book written about it called, "The White Cascade".